Comprehensive Survey to Reveal Attitudes, Perceptions about Hunger
Results of one of the largest and most comprehensive surveys ever conducted exclusively on attitudes and perceptions of hunger will be released at a news conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, March 10, 2011. The survey, commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) in collaboration with Tyson Foods, Inc., was designed to:
· Understand the public’s appreciation of the extent and causes of hunger
· Explore the gaps between the reality and public perception of hunger
· Understand how “hunger” is defined among Americans
· Understand the public’s perceptions of those who are hungry
· Measure understanding of the effects of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition
1:30-2:30 p.m. March 10, 2011
First Amendment Room, 13th Floor
National Press Club, 529, 14th St. NW. Washington, DC 20045
Remote Coverage Opportunities
Reporters outside of Washington, D.C., are welcome to participate by phone and submit questions by email during the news conference. The teleconference number is 800-738-1032 (please call in at 1:20 p.m. EST). Please submit questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Television stations can cover the event via live satellite:
Satellite: Galaxy 17 Ku-band, digital
Transponder 15, slot D
Orbital Slot: 91 degrees west
Downlink frequency: 12013.5
Symbol Rate: 6.1113
FEC: 3 / 4
For technical questions please call:
National Press Club TOC: 202-662-7594
Encompass TOC: 678-421-6604
James Weill, President, Food Research and Action Center
John Tyson, Chairman, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Sara Lilygren, Senior Vice President, External Relations, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Guy Molyneaux, Hart Research Associates
Lynn Brantley, Executive Director, Capital Area Food Bank
Video of some well-known people personally affected by hunger will also be shared
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